Students learn how to find the area of a rectangle using a variety of methods.

As learning progresses students are challenged to consider composite rectangular shapes.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to determine the area of a rectangle by counting the squares inside.
- Most students should be able to calculate the area of a rectangle by multiplying the length by the width.
- Some students should be able to derive the formula for the area of a rectangle.